Drew Barrymore can work a red carpet with the best of them, but in her off hours, she’s all about comfort — and not just when it comes to fashion. The Santa Clarita Diet actress is part of a new Crocs campaign that focuses on feeling comfortable with who you are — quirks, imperfections, and all. It’s a lesson she hopes to pass on to her daughters, Olive and Frankie. Ahead, the Flower Beauty founder shares the secret to her own confidence, her summer style rules, and her hair and makeup tips and tricks.
Brit + Co: The theme of this Crocs campaign is, “Come as you are.” What does that mean to you?
Drew Barrymore: I love it. I don’t really know what people think about me, and lord knows I would rather not. But I do feel like I live by that. I know “authentic” is such an overly used word, like organic, but if you saw “come as you are” and it was associated with someone who seemed a bit prim, proper, and kind of concerned with maintaining a certain image, I don’t know if I’d buy it as much as with a goofball like me who just tries to do their best. I’m definitely not the vision of being anything but myself.
B+C: In the mini musical you filmed for Crocs, you sing about embracing imperfection and just being confident in who you are. What makes you feel confident?
DB: I think when I know I’m behaving the way I want to behave. When I don’t stress out about my reaction about something and I’m not sort of questioning what I thought, said, or did, and I know I was calm and pleasant to be around and relaxed. Then I’m like, okay, that’s good, I feel good about that.
B+C: What do you want to teach your daughters about confidence and self-love?
DB: I have done my best to accept the way I am and work around it. So I think I’ll be really big on trying to always advocate to them how important it is to not fight what you have but embrace what you have. And just how to have the most healthy approach to yourself that you possibly can. I can’t really believe in that more. Appreciating what you have rather than fighting it is just so crucial.
B+C: That’s kind of in line with the whole idea of being “comfortable in your own shoes.” Have you always been comfortable in your own shoes, so to speak?
DB: Well, I was, until I had two kids and my feet grew three sizes. It’s a little more challenging for me, but I will say Crocs technology has completely changed my life. I think my favorite part is getting to be in the driver’s seat and design around that technology and bring a fun aesthetic that speaks to me into the brand. I’m wearing the Isabellas right now, and they’re just so comfortable and so flattering on the foot. I have short legs, so I’m constantly thinking about how to not cut off the foot imprint or the top of the foot cleavage or the ankle. I’m just so thrilled with these shoes. And they’re so good for summer!
B+C: Besides Crocs, do you have a summer uniform or a go-to summer outfit?
DB: I’m just not a huge sleeveless person. And I look so awful in shorts. So I’m really about, like, the lightest-weight fabric in little short-sleeve button-downs and tea-length skirts. That’s really how I like to dress for summer. Or really lightweight vintage-y army pants and a t-shirt with some accessories.
B+C: What about a summer beauty routine?
DB: I’m all about my [Flower Beauty] highlighting primer. It’s the pink one. We have a green and a blue one too — the blue is hydrating and the green is for red pigment. The pink has this illumination underneath that goes so well under sunblock or with no makeup. And it just gives you this gorgeous dewy glow that I’m obsessed with.
B+C: Do you have any easy hair tricks?
DB: I am all about hair masks, because my hair just gets so dried out. I love the J.F. Lazartigue shea butter mask — I’ll put that on my hair, put it in braids, and not take it out until the next day. And some Olaplex by the pool for 20 minutes is awesome. One is conditioning and one is bond-rebuilding, so they totally do completely different things. My hair just kind of — you get older, and you bleach it, and it just doesn’t bounce back the same way. So I’ve had to be so careful of it, and it didn’t use to be that way. My hair could take anything. And all of a sudden, one day, it’s not like that anymore. So I’ve been all about how to maintain healthy hair. That’s my jam right now.
What’s your summer beauty routine? Tell us @BritandCo!
(photos via Crocs)